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"Numerous prescription medications" were found in the other driver's purse, according to a warrant.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Investigators last week sought the medical records of a Vinton woman who was involved in a September crash with a Roanoke police car.
"Numerous prescription medications" were found in the woman's purse following the Sept. 27 wreck in the 3600 block of Williamson Road Northwest near Oakland Boulevard, according to a warrant filed in Roanoke Circuit Court on Oct. 11. The medicines were prescribed to the woman, Roanoke police Sgt. Jeffrey Newman wrote.
Newman said the woman was southbound on Williamson shortly before 3:13 p.m. when she crossed the double yellow lines and collided with a marked patrol car headed north. The police car veered off the road and struck an unoccupied vehicle in a store parking lot in the 3600 block of Williamson Road.
The woman and the officer were taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. Department spokesman Scott Leamon said Wednesday that Officer D.A. Baker was out of the hospital but has not yet returned to work because of his injuries.
Newman sought the woman's medical records as well as any blood and urine samples taken during her treatment.
The woman has not been charged, and police continue to investigate.
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